Why is this in the microwave rice category?
It should be called a super grain
At this time of year there is nothing quite as good as a home made broth. Recently made a 2 litre batch of Scotch Broth in a slow cooker to my own recipe which requires about 150 g of the good old Pearl Barley from Tesco and their price is about right whereas health food shops and the like always seriously overcharge. One can have it just as it comes in place of rice but it takes about twice as long to cook it. No matter it tastes better and the mineral and vitamin content is significantly superior to rice.
This is really good !
Put in stews and casseroles to thicken them. And its good for you.
A healthy alternative to rice or pasta